The Poison frontman is a huge fan of the SYFY horror franchise and earlier this month it was revealed that he’d achieved his dream and landed a part in the fifth installment.
Set to debut on the SYFY Channel on August 7 in more than 100 countries across the world, screenwriter and casting director Scotty Mullen has now said that Bret will wield a custom made ‘Sharkslayer’ guitar in his scenes.
“Bret was awesome. He invited us out to his house, handed us a beer and shared his enthusiasm of the franchise, along with his many amazing ideas,” Scotty said.
“His scene with the custom made and soon to be iconic ‘Sharkslayer’ guitar is one of the wildest, most exciting, fun openings we have ever shot. It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before and sure to be a fan favourite in the history of Sharknado.”
Bret commented: “I was talking to my good friend Mark McGrath who raved about how much fun he had doing Sharknado.
“When the writers approached me with an idea specifically written for me, I couldn’t say no. The producers and entire crew were great and I had a truly amazing time filming it. I think everyone is going to love this new film.”
To coincide with the film, the ‘Sharkslayer’ guitars will go into a limited production with 100 signed and hand numbered instruments being made. Bret will be hosting a competition to win guitar #1 on his official website in the coming weeks.
Bret will be donating his fee to co-star Olivia Newton-John’s Cancer Wellness and Research Centre.
“My parents taught me at an early age to always give back so when I go to different cities, I try to leave a little something positive behind by sending a child to diabetic camp, giving to military charities, woman’s shelters or Pet Causes,” said Bret.
“Olivia is amazing and I applaud her for her courage in the battle she is fighting and the charitable work she is doing in light of her diagnosis.”